Tomato & courgette stew

Tomato & courgette stew

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4
Serve up a simple healthy side of slow-cooked vegetables with basil, garlic and Parmesan cheese

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal114
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 courgettes, quartered lengthways and cut into chunks



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • small bunch basil, torn



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 25g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 10 mins until softened and starting to go golden brown. Add the garlic and cook for 5 mins more.

  2. Add the courgettes and cook for about 5 mins until starting to soften. Tip in the tomatoes and give everything a good stir. Simmer for 35-40 mins or until tomatoes are reduced and courgettes soft, then stir in the basil and Parmesan.

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22nd Aug, 2016
Easy and delicious. I added some pancetta this time, and served one half with pasta. The next day had it with jacket potatoes. Needs some extra seasoning, and if serving as main dish some extra grated cheese or beans etc.
13th Aug, 2015
lovely dish! I added salt and pepper and served with pasta.
3rd Jul, 2014
What a winner! Easy prep, looks like a whole other course but it's a 'side'!! Impressive.
4th Sep, 2013
I have been making this for a long time (without knowing it was Tomato & Courgette Stew) and I usually add some cooked Gnocchi (3 mins) to it, grate cheese over and brown under the grill - really tasty & quick! Have also added cooked chicken, prosciutto and small sausage meatballs - just throw in what you fancy at the time!
31st Aug, 2013
Very tasty and healthy dish. I served it with whole weat pasta, parmesan, freshly ground pepper and coarse sea salt sprinkled on top. Will sure make again!
28th Aug, 2013
I made this and served it with pasta. A low fat and low calorie dish, just the thing if you are trying to loose some weight!
21st Aug, 2013
Enjoyed this recipe but added a tin of kidney beans and teaspoon of chopped chilli to give it a bit more bite and spice it up a bit - worked well
20th Aug, 2013
I didn't have courgettes so I made with a medium eggplant... it was delicious (but I added a Tuscan season I had and a bit of red pepper)
7th Sep, 2014
Can this dish be frozen
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